DESSERT SHOPS AND BAKERIES
I’m in sweet heaven. Firstly because I’m in Bangalore for my “A Vegetarian in Paris” book launched by multi talented industrialist Vikram Kirloskar cooking for it.
And equally sweet are the series of
sweet-tastings Ive been conducting for the three volumes of The Times
Food Guides 2013, Mumbai. Todays food tasting is focused on dessert
shops and bakeries. Here are some of the best who participated in our Tasting session…
Country of Origin
How about luscious desserts in a glass jar? These and more make us
“COO” with delight as the dapper and affable Kiran Salaskar has us
eating out of his hands. Must ask for his innovative Jar desserts
(lush Red velvet, layered Caramel and cream, cookie dough and intense
Haute chocolat & Hazelnut Gianduja Rs ). Ever had a baked cheesecake
in a cup? Try this one.
His fine gourmet food boutiques (Nepean Sea Road and Juhu) not only
sells all kinds of brownies, desserts, custom made cakes but also
premium private label products (from coffees to truffle oils) from all
corners of the globe (therefore the name).
Nepeansea Road, 23642221.
Sun-n-sand hotel, Shop number 1, 39 Juhu Beach, 26244422
Talk of perfection. When the world capital of chocolate Brussels (my
mecca) sets up its luxury dessert outlet in Mumbai it even flies in
gateaux and tarts that are then specially defrosted in Mumbai. With
over hundred product lines, hand crafted pastries, luxury chocolates ,
chocolate beverages and sorbets too. Their specialties include the
Voltaire and Galloway gateux, and the Truffle, Praline and Ganache
chocolates. A must try is the sinful tart chocolat noir. Flavors that
touch gastronomique heights and prices to match here. Karen D’souza
(trained by Michelin star chef Yves Mattagne) take a bow.
EmcaSadan, Ground floor, Near Siddhivinayak Temple, Prabhadevi,
+91 22 66 15 49 17
+91 9619 48 73 95
Hours Daily 11 am – 10 30 pm
Homemade fresh and seasonal Granola packs for you? Ask for the
healthy nut bar options – (fig or apricot) rich with flax seed and
rolled oats. 100% vegan and preservative free, they can be stored for
upto 3 months without refrigeration. Peanut butter lover? Ask for the
organic peanut with a dash of cinnamon option! Organic mustard made
from black and yellow combined with soya oil too!
All this thanks to Megha Deokule, also known for her educative
blogging on food and cooking classes.
91 – 9833810711
Evergreen and rocking, that’s “Gaylord” for you. On Churchgate’s
restaurant street for over six decades now it was “Maison Vienna”
during the days of the British, till it was bought over and now owned
by PL Lamba and A N Malhotra. Todays focus is on the small, cozy
bakery by the plant-filled patio. Chocolate truffle, pineapple cake
and German Oreo cake are the signature desserts. As are the chocolat
éclair and the chocolate doughnuts (Rs 35 each). Noel DSouza overseas
both the restaurant and the bakeshop. Pop into the small glassed off
bakery and pick up breads, croissants, brownies, puffs, macaroons,
sweets and savories ( very affordably priced) and (heres the best part
) you can sit in the open through the day patio and munch on them too.
Mayfair building, V.N Road, Churchgate, 22821259
930 am – 7 pm
Thanks for your fabulous twitter, fb and email
Feedback on eateries, caterers, dessert makers and more. Space
constrains me from printing all the fabulous details. Mail
(7738022873 ) to be listed here and watch this space next week.Also
watch for my #foodie tip on twitter.
@DeliciousDirection I’m Deliciously Directionless a.k.a Prachi Joshi
recommends 1) Race View at Mahalaxmi, opp. the Race Course, near Essar
House for bombil fry, jeera soda, VFM non-veg menu.2) Prakash at
Dadar, on Gokhale Road – their sabudana vada, thalipeeth thick piyush.
3) Ram Ashray in Matunga, great idlis & upma. Superlative coconut
chutney and kaapi!
@ShaaqT from Twitter (leelashakti.com) recommends
1. Ayyappa Idli Stall ( Mathams in Matunga) dense mass of softness
idlis, pineapple sheera, medu wadas.
2. Satkar in Goregaon East. One of the best Malvani places in town and
it never gets its credit.
Goodeezgalore at Mazgaon introduces new cakes and desserts. Ph 9821300327
For Punjabi lunch and dinner dabbas contact Neeta Kathuria. Ph: 9004662447
Dr Shraddha recommends Reena Cooking Classes FOR cakes desserts,
breads and all cuisines Jain and non Jain Ph: 9323009877, 28694542
Kairvi Mehta from Choco Kisses supplies hand made chocolates,
cheesecakes to photo cakes, 3-d cakes et al. Festive hampers etc Ph:
@sanju855 recommends Sanjivani Bhide for cream and chocolate truffle
cakes, cupcakes etc. Eggless too. Ph: 9870636303
@iamammumbaikar recommends Chembur colony for hot sizzling paya soups
on the streets with bheja masala keema pao. Also a soul stirring nalli
nihari at Noor Mohammadi Bhendi Bazaar.
Xocolat by Yashita Suchde specializes in customized confectionary and
baked goods. Organic, whole wheat, vegan, sugar free, gluten free,
toddler friendly and theme based. 9820224887
For al those who love surprises S M Kitchen introduces surprise meals
twice Shabnam Merchant Ph: 9819078365
@vivek_haladi recommends Kulfi Falooda at Chaudhary ice cream in
Ballard Estate and Bisibele bath (a South Indian rice dish) at
National Hindu restaurant- Ballard Estate- Vivek Shenoy
Vinayak Panshikar wants to know what the SALMON fish is known as, in Mumbai?